Thursday, October 6, 2016


Cheers to twenty-three years of existence.

I was supposed to write this blog post in a very different way but since it’s my birthday, I figured I’d just celebrate the day with an ensemble post for you guys. When Arnie and I got invited to try out the services of Bellevue Hotel, I opted to dress well for the occasion. It was a swanky hotel, after all.

A bit of a story segment but when I was in college, I had this notion to buy threads at Zara. At that time, I really liked the design of the clothes there so I did my best to save up money to even buy just one pair of Zara jeans. But complications occurred so I had to give up my piggy bank to pay for my school requirements. Thus, my quest for Zara fashion came to an end-- Three years later, here I am wearing one of my favorite brands.

And since I’m wearing threads from my favorite brand, I can testify that Zara’s style makes a person really feel good. This piece I wore was stylish enough to strut the halls of a 5-star hotel whilst maintaining a relaxed vibe.

Top: Zara | Pleated pants: Zara | Tassel: Zara | Belt: Zara | Shoes: Sperry | Eyewear: Zumiez | Watch: Komono

After touring the Bellevue Hotel, we finally found the perfect spot to shoot our ensemble. The lush vibe of the hotel really complements well with the mixture of the rustic and greek theme of the hotel’s poolside. If ever you guys are in Alabang, you should visit this hotel if you want royalty treatment.

Life doesn't stop at 23. If there is anything I learned from the end of my 22nd year, It's that you don't wait and wish for things to happen. I've had my fair share of failures and insecurities over the past few months. But I realized, it was still up to me to set things straight.

Trust me when I say this, but working hard and putting in a good attitude may not instantly place you where you want to be right now, but that doesn't mean you should drop the pursuit. Because here I am, in my 23rd year-- still chasing, still grinding. The dream will always be real if you just believe.

Photos | Arnie Villanueva (Raid my Closet)